All Concerts are performed by Tribute Artists
Per Person Prices (Net):
2018: $399 Double . . . $379 Triple . . . $359 Quad . . . $529 Single
2019: $419 Double . . . $399 Triple . . . $379 Quad . . . $549 Single
- Groups blocking space must deposit $10 per person in August the year before.
- Second deposit $100 per person is due 90 days prior.
- Final Payment and Rooming List are due 45 days prior.
- Full Refund 90 days prior.
- $100 per person penalty 90-45 days.
- 50% per person penalty until 44 days to 14 days,
- No Refunds with less than 14 days notice.
- Hotel Assignments are made on receipt of second deposit.
- Seating assignments are made on receipt of final payment.
- Space is limited to 600 people.
Day 1 Abingdon, VA – Honky Tonk Girls, Patsy & Loretta
On arrival in Abingdon, VA you’ll find that an exciting night of musical history awaits you. Following hotel check-in you join our other groups at a local events center for a dinner show that begins with Virginia Country Cooking and ends with a Tribute to a pair of Country Music Legends.
This evening’s concert features the Music of Patsy Cline, a native of Winchester, VA who had such hits as ““Honky Tonk Angel,” “Walking After Midnight,” “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “I Fall to Pieces.” This show also features a tribute to Patsy’s friend Loretta Lynn and you will hear some of her greatest hits such as “Coal Miners Daughter,” “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’,” “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man,” “I’m a Honky Tonk Girl,” and many more. Did you know that Loretta recorded “I Remember Patsy” ? It was an album dedicated to Patsy Cline after she died in a plane crash in 1963 and Loretta covered some of Patsy’s biggest hits including “She’s Got You” and “Why Can’t He Be You.” (D)
Day 2 – Bristol, VA & TN – Statler Brothers – Johnny & June
Today begins at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. A Smithsonian affiliate it is dedicated to the telling of one story only, an event that Johnny Cash called The Big Bang of Country Music. In 1927 a talent scout for the Victor Talking Machine Company had four men carry a portable recording device into a Bristol hat factory and invited local musicians to record the music of the Appalachians. Through this museum, because of “The Bristol Sessions” the region’s rich music legacy sings loud and proud today. The legendary Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, were among the first artists ever recorded.
After the museum you have free time in downtown Bristol where State Street separates Virginia from Tennessee. You will find quaint shops, antiques, boutiques, fine art and more. You can take a selfie with the famous Bristol sign, stand in Two States at once, and buy yourself a milkshake at the Burger Bar (rumored to be where Hank Williams ate his last meal).
Then your afternoon highlight is the Bristol Motor Speedway where you do a lap on the high-banked track known as “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile!” You’ll also see Pit Road and the Bristol Dragway known as “Thunder Valley.” The musical feature of this visit is a concert by a group that performs the music of The Statler Brothers, who also hailed from the State of Virginia. You’ll hear their tribute song to Johnny Cash, (who discovered them) “We Got Paid by Cash” and many other originals such as “Flowers on the Wall” and “My Only Love.”
Dinner is a catered meal of country favorites served under a tent in the VIP Hospitality Area where you watched the show.
Following that your group motors to the remote community of Hiltons, VA for a special show at the Carter Fold. This is hallowed ground, the original Carter Family lived here. For tonight we have rented the music center known as The Fold which exists as a tribute to A.P. Carter, Sara and Maybelle.
Every Saturday night The Fold hosts an evening of old-time mountain music. However, tonight’s concert is a tribute to Maybelle Carter’s daughter June, and her husband Johnny Cash. Did you know that June Carter wrote “Ring of Fire” in the early 60’s, several years before she married Johnny. You’ll hear songs like “Jackson” and “Long Legged Guitar Pickin Man” as our tribute artists recreate their love and music at the ancestral home. (B,D)
Note: The Carter Fold is a rustic and eclectic theater with festival seating.
Day 3 – Depart for home
“The Crooked Road” is said to be a path that crosses the frontier of Country Music and that is certainly where you will have traveled. Our event features a place and a time where we could bring the music of these Country Legends down the path to you. We hope you enjoyed these shows and wish you safe travel on your way home. (B)